Ridgway, Colorado

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Population in 2019: 1,039 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +45.7%
Males: 524  (50.5%)
Females: 515  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

50.6 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years

Zip codes: 81432.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,765 (it was $40,903 in 2000)
Ridgway:

$56,765
CO:

$77,127

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $46,139 (it was $20,084 in 2000)

Ridgway town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $461,497 (it was $197,800 in 2000)
Ridgway:

$461,497
CO:

$394,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $579,665; detached houses: $648,880; townhouses or other attached units: $482,886; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $419,661; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $400,243; mobile homes: $97,660

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,206.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ridgway: 98.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.7%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ridgway, CO (2019)
    • 94392.6%White alone
    • 363.5%Hispanic
    • 292.8%Two or more races
    • 20.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Ridgway detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ridgway, Colorado as of May 28, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ridgway is 1,046 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.91
Colorado average:

2.16
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Ancestries: Irish (20.2%), English (19.0%), German (15.5%), Polish (4.7%), Norwegian (4.5%), European (3.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6988 feet

Land area: 2.00 square miles.

Population density: 519 people per square mile   (low).

Ridgway, Colorado map

27 residents are foreign born (1.3% North America, 0.8% Europe, 0.7% Asia, 0.6% Latin America).

This town:

2.7%
Colorado:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,840 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,747 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (167.8 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (401.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Loghill Village, CO (1.9 miles ),
Portland, CO (2.4 miles),
Ouray, CO (3.2 miles ),
Colona, CO (3.5 miles),
Telluride, CO (3.9 miles ),
Mountain Village, CO (4.0 miles ),
Sawpit, CO (4.1 miles),
Ophir, CO (4.6 miles)

Latitude: 38.15 N, Longitude: 107.76 W

Area code: 970

Distribution of median household income in Ridgway, CO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ridgway, CO in 2019
Ridgway satellite photo by USGS

Ridgway tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.7%
Colorado:

6.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +275 (+62.8%).
Most common industries in Ridgway, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (21.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.1%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.1%)
  • Food (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (36.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.3%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Food (6.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.2%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Ridgway, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.7%)
  • Carpenters (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Food processing workers (4.1%)
  • Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (10.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.8%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.6%)
  • Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.7%)
  • Construction laborers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Food processing workers (4.5%)

Average climate in Ridgway, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 25.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

25.6
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 14.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.6
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Ridgway-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 1218% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 468.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 545.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 561.2 miles away from Ridgway center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 516.6 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 11.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 544.7 miles away from Ridgway center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ouray County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ridgway topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ridgway:

  • Western State Colorado University (about 54 miles; Gunnison, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 61 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 77 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • San Juan College (about 99 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 100 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Adams State University (about 113 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Colorado College (about 166 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)

Public high school in Ridgway:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ridgway:

See full list of schools located in Ridgway

Library in Ridgway:

  • RIDGWAY LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $422,319; Location: 300 CHARLES; 18,060 books; 868 audio materials; 1,466 video materials; 117 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ridgway: Ouray County Fairground (A), Ouray County Fairgrounds and Rodeo (B), Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce (C), Ridgway Rehabilitation Center (D), Ridgway Town Hall (E), Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department (F), Ridgway Community Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ridgway: Ridgway Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Ridgway: Ridgway Town Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: San Juan Hut Systems (Ski & Helicopter Tours; 102 Campbell Lane), Orvis Hot Springs Massage (Recreation Areas; 1585 County Road 3), Orvis Hot Spring (Recreation Areas; 1585 County Road 3), San Juan Balloon Adventure (323 North Amelia Street), Come & See Inc Travel Services (Tours & Charters; Po Box 321).

Hotels: Adobe Inn (251 Liddell Drive), Chipeta Sun Lodge & Spa (304 South Lena Street).

Ouray County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ridgway and their reported violations in the past:

DALLAS CREEK WC (Population served: 764, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
ELK MEADOWS ESTATES (Population served: 200, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-22-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-22-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2007)
  • 11 regular monitoring violations
DALLAS MEADOWS COMMUNITY ASSOC (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-03-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2007)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 13 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.4%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.7%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Ridgway (2011 data):

  • The Citizens State Bank of Ouray: Ridgway Branch at State Highway 62, branch established on 1980/02/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $86.3 mil, Deposits: $75.5 mil, headquarters in Ouray, CO, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Harry A. Lowe Agency, Inc., The
  • Alpine Bank: Ridgway Branch at 119 Liddell Drive, branch established on 1997/09/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,256.5 mil, Deposits: $1,918.7 mil, headquarters in Glenwood Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices, Holding Company: Alpine Banks Of Colorado

For population 15 years and over in Ridgway:

Marital status in Ridgway, CO
  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 57.2%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

For population 25 years and over in Ridgway:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 51.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Colorado average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ridgway
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ridgway, CO (based on Ouray County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4991
Evangelical Protestant2404
Mainline Protestant1864
Other1-
None3,510-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

4.57 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Ouray County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
This county:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

43.39 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ouray County:

6.6%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Ouray County:

17.3%
Colorado:

18.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

54.8%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

55.7%
Colorado:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Ridgway:

28.5
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ridgway:

19.1%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ridgway:

3.9%
Colorado:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ridgway:

6.8
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ridgway:

33.8%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
Ridgway:

63.0%
Colorado:

57.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Ridgway:

81.1%
Colorado:

80.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ridgway, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$21,642$64,9260$0
Sewerage 2$8,425$50,5500$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$7,059$42,3540$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,627$43,5240$0
Streets and Highways 1$4,936$59,2321$2,520
Water Supply 1$5,560$66,7200$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,289$51,4680$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 13$2,886
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$420
Totals for Government 12$55,539$55,53916$5,826

Ridgway government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $144,000 ($138.59)
    Water Utilities: $126,000 ($121.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000 ($45.24)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($1.92)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $294,000 ($282.96)
    Police Protection: $254,000 ($244.47)
    Sewerage: $246,000 ($236.77)
    Water Utilities: $203,000 ($195.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $186,000 ($179.02)
    Regular Highways: $181,000 ($174.21)
    Financial Administration: $93,000 ($89.51)
    General Public Buildings: $22,000 ($21.17)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($6.74)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $7,000 ($6.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $807,000 ($776.71)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $37,000 ($35.61)

Ridgway government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $272,000 ($261.79)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $27,000 ($25.99)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $34,000 ($32.72)
    Fines and Forfeits: $23,000 ($22.14)
    Rents: $15,000 ($14.44)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $334,000 ($321.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $99,000 ($95.28)
    Sewerage: $85,000 ($81.81)
    Water Utilities: $51,000 ($49.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $24,000 ($23.10)
    Other: $8,000 ($7.70)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $742,000 ($714.15)
    Property: $396,000 ($381.14)
    Public Utilities Sales: $48,000 ($46.20)
    Other Selective Sales: $34,000 ($32.72)
    Other License: $26,000 ($25.02)
    Motor Vehicle License: $22,000 ($21.17)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,000 ($9.62)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000 ($5.77)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $4,000 ($3.85)

Ridgway government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $830,000 ($798.85)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $739,000 ($711.26)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $91,000 ($87.58)

Ridgway government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,102,000 ($1060.64)

13.07% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($93,573 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.07%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Montrose County, CO  1.38% ($34,724 average AGI)
from San Miguel County, CO  1.14% ($39,208)

Businesses in Ridgway, CO

  • FedEx: 1
  • True Value: 1
  • UPS: 2

Strongest AM radio stations in Ridgway:

  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAVP (1450 AM; 1 kW; COLONA, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ridgway:

  • KKXK (94.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KOTO (91.7 FM; TELLURIDE, CO; Owner: SAN MIGUEL EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC.)
  • KWGL (105.7 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KPRH (88.3 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • KBNG (103.7 FM; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KVMT (89.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • KRYD (104.9 FM; NORWOOD, CO; Owner: ROCKY III INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • K232DA (94.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K237CR (95.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K256AD (99.1 FM; PALISADE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K205CK (88.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K214CA (90.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KIQX (101.3 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTINGS, LLC)
  • KUTE (90.1 FM; IGNACIO, CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • KRSJ (100.5 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K210BA (89.9 FM; PURGATORY, ETC., CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • K205BA (88.9 FM; RIDGWAY, ETC., CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K257AS (99.3 FM; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K210CE (89.9 FM; MESA, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K233AH (94.5 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Ridgway:

  • K03AY (Channel 3; RIDGWAY, ETC., CO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • K64BL (Channel 64; RIDGWAY, ETC., CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K13RH (Channel 13; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: COUNTY OF OURAY)

Ridgway fatal accident list:

May 17, 1996 06:40 PM, 62, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 15, 1992 12:00 PM, 550, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 7.2mTotal length
  • $877,000Total costs
  • 7,034Total average daily traffic
  • 266Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,082Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ridgway, CO
  • 72.3%Utility gas
  • 12.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.7%Electricity
  • 4.8%Wood
  • 1.0%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ridgway, CO
  • 56.2%Utility gas
  • 24.3%Electricity
  • 13.8%Wood
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Ridgway compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Ridgway on our top lists:

  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Germany (population 500+)"
  • #59 (81432) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
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Total of 17 patent applications in 2008-2022.